Updated: Nov 25, 2022
Banded longhunter: knife by Iron John Logan
Longhunter knives were a style commonly seen in the eastern woodlands of the American frontier. Either blacksmith made locally or cut-down swords from earlier periods many historians think of them as the grandfather of the American Bowie knife. Long slender blades, and cross guard these knives saw extensive use both as tools and as weapons in a time when what a someone carried on his or her belt might make the difference between life and death.
This knife sports a 10-1/2 inch hand forged and draw filed blade with a swooping inside bevel reminiscent of a long used and over sharpened heirloom. Iron cross gourd with S shaped swelled tips, and a hand carved handle of curly rock maple. Age and patina by artist. Entirely hand sewn sheath with tooled design and scalloped fringe down one side, riveted belt loop in back.